‘Arrow’ might be ending this upcoming season, but The CW is welcoming a new crimefighter. Ruby Rose stars as Kate Kane, the titular hero of ‘Batwoman’. Want to know when her adventures start? The first season of ‘Batwoman’ kicks off on Sunday, October 6 at 8 pm ET, taking over ‘Supergirl’s old spot. The Girl of Steel swoops to 9 pm. (‘Charmed’, which used to follow ‘Supergirl’, is moving over to Friday nights at 8.)
Rose debuted at Batwoman in last winter’s ‘Elseworlds’ crossover event, with an eye on her possibly heading up her own series.
‘The Flash’ zips back on Tuesday, October 8, at 8 pm. The following weekend, ‘Arrow’ swings back after ‘The Flash’ at 9 pm on Tuesdays, starting on 10/15. The unrelated ‘Black Lightning’ will take over Mondays at 9 pm, starting on October 21. You may have noticed something missing. ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ is being held as a mid-season replacement, most likely taking over once ‘Arrow’ signs off after its truncated 10-episode season.
Back to ‘Batwoman’, here is the show’s synopsis:
Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) never planned to be Gotham’s new vigilante. Three years after Batman mysteriously disappeared, Gotham is a city in despair. Without the Caped Crusader, the Gotham City Police Department was overrun and outgunned by criminal gangs. Enter Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) and his military-grade Crows Private Security, which now protects the city with omnipresent firepower and militia. Years before, Jacob’s first wife and daughter were killed in the crossfire of Gotham crime. He sent his only surviving daughter, Kate Kane, away from Gotham for her safety. After a dishonorable discharge from military school and years of brutal survival training, Kate returns home when the Alice in Wonderland gang targets her father and his security firm, by kidnapping his best Crow officer Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy). Although remarried to wealthy socialite Catherine Hamilton-Kane (Elizabeth Anweis), who bankrolls the Crows, Jacob is still struggling with the family he lost, while keeping Kate –– the daughter he still has –– at a distance. But Kate is a woman who’s done asking for permission. In order to help her family and her city, she’ll have to become the one thing her father loathes –– a dark knight vigilante. With the help of her compassionate stepsister, Mary (Nicole Kang), and the crafty Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson), the son of Wayne Enterprises’ tech guru Lucius Fox, Kate Kane continues the legacy of her missing cousin, Bruce Wayne, as Batwoman. Still holding a flame for her ex-girlfriend, Sophie, Kate uses everything in her power to combat the dark machinations of the psychotic Alice (Rachel Skarsten), who’s always somewhere slipping between sane and insane. Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate soars through the shadowed streets of Gotham as Batwoman. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, she must first overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.
Catch ‘Batwoman’ when it premieres on Sunday, October 6 at 8 pm ET, on The CW!